Colts vs. Giants: General preview
The Colts continue their march towards earning a playoff birth by playing one of the worst teams in the league for their last home game.
The Colts get to play one more home game this year. That home game is against a team who will likely have a top five pick in the draft come April. The New York Giants have not been good all year long, and now they play a hot Colts team trying to make the playoffs.
For Indianapolis, this is the type of team you want to play right now. They are a hapless team that doesn’t have much firepower. Defensively, they aren’t that good either. This is the type of team you need to just take care of business against and it shouldn’t be too stressful.
If the Colts can win this game, they keep their playoff hopes alive. They still need some teams to lose in front of them. But this week seems to be the week that can happen. Pittsburgh plays at New Orleans, and the Ravens play the Chargers. Both are lose-able games.
But neither of those games matter if the Colts don’t take care of business. Their defense has been playing lights out as of late, and that should continue against a bad offensive team. Andrew Luck should also have a big game against a bad secondary.
This is the ideal time of year to play this team. The Giants have already packed it in and look like they have quit on the season. That is exactly the type of team you want to play if you are fighting for a playoff spot.
If the Colts can keep their focus, I see no reason why they wouldn’t be able to win this game and move one step closer to that playoff birth.